Increased demand for services sees MKB Law appoint three Associate Directors

2 November 2021 
3 minutes

MKB Law is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its solicitors to the position of Associate Directors.

Residential property specialist Emma Smyth, Family Law solicitor Aine Toner, and corporate and commercial property expert Lynsey Henderson have now become Associate Directors. These appointments reflect the ongoing expansion of the firm which provides legal guidance to corporate, commercial and individual clients.

Emma Smyth joined MKB Law as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in 2018. Highly experienced in property law, she has been instrumental in growing the residential property side of the firm’s services, particularly residential property developments.

Emma said: “I am delighted to become an Associate Director with such a respected law firm. MKB Law has invested in me and helped me develop my career in property law. I look forward to building further strong relationships with our clients and finding solutions to their legal needs.”

A specialist in Family Law, Aine Toner joined MKB Law in 2018. Aine has considerable experience in advising clients in relation to divorce and financial settlements. She has particular expertise in international agreements and those involving company interests and family businesses. Aine is also a member of the specialist Children Order Panel which means she can represent parents in both private and public law proceedings.

Aine also welcomed her new appointment, saying: “My focus is understanding client’s needs and producing the best possible outcomes for all concerned. I welcome the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to this role.”

Lynsey Henderson joined the firm six years ago as PA to the managing director. She went on to train as a solicitor and qualified in 2019. Lynsey now specialises in corporate law and commercial property transactions, acting for some of the leading property investors in Northern Ireland.

Lynsey said: “I am absolutely thrilled to begin this new chapter of my career as an Associate Director specialising in corporate law and commercial property. I believe the skills and experience that I have gained in my practice areas will help MKB Law continue on their exceptional growth trajectory by continuing to attract new clients within the commercial sector”.

Now employing over 40 specialist staff, MKB Law, despite the challenges of the pandemic, has enjoyed significant growth across all sectors over the last 18 months.

Welcoming the appointments, Managing Director Gordon McElroy attributes MKB Law’s strong performance to the firm’s investment in experts and its continuing expansion of legal services.

Mr McElroy said: “Our firm is only as strong as its people, and these are exceptional people. These appointments are a clear sign of MKB Law’s confidence in its staff and our commitment to our clients. Our enviable reputation for quality and our expertise in providing a full services solution means demand for our services is growing as more and more clients seek us out.

“Our three talented and motivated new Associate Directors will further strengthen our senior management team at a time of confident expansion.”

L to R: Gordon McElroy, Emma Smyth, Lynsey Henderson and Aine Toner

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